Tag Archives: femme fatale

Beatrice Rice Lee, c. 1920s, Canada

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Sean Carroll, Heart and Soul

A great contemporary nod to the past. By Sean Carroll, from this photo stream.

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Richard Tennant Cooper, Syphilis, 1912

Related to this painting, a frightening 2006 version of Dracula by the BBC featured Lucy’s husband Jonathan as suffering from inherited syphilis. This turn of the century gouache stylistically echoes Munch’s 1895 The Three Stages of Woman. Femme fatale theme … Continue reading

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Claudine Auger, French actress

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Anita Ekberg, 1955, Swedish actress

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Victor Moscoso, Miller Blues Band Poster, San Francisco

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Magenta by Nik Guerra

Magenta is an pinup/dominatrix/femme fatale cartoon character by Nik Guerra, an Italian artist. See his website. I never realized it, but when Michelangelo and other painters made sketches before they completed paintings, the sketches were called cartoons, after carton (Italian) or … Continue reading

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Stanley Kubrick, Show Girl, photo for Look Magazine

At age 17 before his filmmaking career, Kubrick was the youngest photographer for Look Magazine. As always, he had the eye for framing his shots. Show Girl [Rosemary playing cards in the dressing room.©SK Film Archives/Museum of the City of … Continue reading

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Franz von Stuck, The Sin, 1893

He had the dubious distinction as Hitler’s favorite painter, but we must not hold that against him.

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Franz von Stuck, Adam and Eve

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